Friday, November 25, 2011

Sonoma B&T papers

Today's project was made with the CTMH Sonoma papers. I absolutely love these papers! They were perfect for these pictures of Emily from 2004. The design was inspired from the TA-DA sketch in the CTMH Magic how-to book. Of course as I worked, the page took on a view of its own.

The frame around the main picture is one of the border strips on the sonoma papers. Then I added some clear buttons to hide the corner seams. For a little more dimension I added a ribbon slide and stamped the "Amazing" title on a dimensional element. The final touch to pull it all together is a little faux stitching around the page.

The flower was made with 9 circles punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch.

Simply fold 8 of the circles into thirds form a triangle.

Then adhere them all on top of the 9th circle forming a circle. I sponged on a little Smokey Plum ink and added a wooden button to finish it off. So easy and so pretty!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

There are so many things I am grateful for this year. Of course, my family and friends are at the top of the list. Without their constant love and support I would not be able to achieve all of the goals I have set upon myself. To them, I am forever grateful.

Today was filled with wonderful food and family. After dinner, while everyone was sleeping off the Turkey, I managed to finish up this page that had been laying on my desk.

It took me nearly 10 years to figure out what my scrapbooking style was. It wasn't until I became a CTMH consultant and I really started analyzing my pages did it occur to me. One simple word sums it up. "Layered". I build my pages from the ground up, adding layers and dimension until the page feels "done". I usually attach as I build and often the page takes on entirely different look from the vision I had when I started.

The base of this layout started with a piece of pink paislee resist paper. I spent a lot of time adding various colors of ink to the paper to change the boring off white to a rainbow of colors, only to cover most of it up with other page elements. Ahhh... the building process.

The chipboard circle framing the pictures is from the CTMH Dimensional Elements On Target package. If you haven't tried the Dimensional Elements, they are the bomb! Perfect for inking and stamping since they are white and not "cardboard" colored.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Today is a Happy Day!

Here is a fun page that started out as a home gathering project. I added the borders cut from the CTMH Cricut cartridge, as well as a few other details. The border is stamped around the page with a bracket stamp, the flower is made with the CTMH scallop and circle punch, and the hand stitching was easy peasy with the new stitching ruler.

I have been very busy preparing for the crazy month of November. I will be setting up shop at 2 crops and 2 craft fairs, plus have 2 crop nights and an event calendar workshop going on. I am excited to share my crafting projects with you, they are pretty darn cute if I do say so myself. For now, you will have to wait... Sorry :).

Tyler takes the written test for drivers training tomorrow, then he will be driving us around to get his hours in. The bad thing about a small town, everything is just around the corner. It looks like a couple road trips to visit family will need to be planned. Oh my, the thought of my dear son behind the wheel makes me a little jittery.